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They're Off! The Invasion Is On!

United States Coast Guard1944

The George C. Marshall Foundation

The George C. Marshall Foundation

Files of Coast Guard LCIS (Landing Craft Infantry) move across the English Channel for the D-Day invasion of the coast of Normandy in this photograph by Coast Guard Combat Photographer S. Scott Wigle, former Detroit newspaperman. It was the first American-made D-Day picture from London. The LCIS carry barrage balloons as protection against low-flying Nazi strafing planes.

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  • Title: They're Off! The Invasion Is On!
  • Creator: United States Coast Guard
  • Date: 1944
  • Location: English Channel

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